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Revision as of 03:17, 3 November 2004

< Sample documents

Modern Language Association style.

(Unofficial, of course, but workable.)

Environment Code

Downloadable version here.

% Filename: env_mla.tex
\startenvironment env_mla

% paper, layout, etc.
% last name, page number
\setuppagenumbering[left=MyLastName ,location={header,right}]
% double space
% 1/2 inch indents
% jagged-right (aligned to the left)
% font
% startstop regions to use:
% longquote, header, title, workscited
% following hanging indent code (also in workscited) taken from 
%  http://www.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntg-context/2004/005280.html
% [NTG-context] Re: Again: "hanging" for a lot of paragraphs?
%  ~ Patrick Gundlach
    Works Cited


\environment env_mla

Jin-Ho King

Professor Wotsisnam

Engrish 250

30 February 2004

Foundation for Poor Diction

There once was a young man who wanted to write. He wrote and
wrote. He wrote nothing of value. All his life, he struggled
to create something worth reading; all his life, he struggled
to become someone worth knowing. All his life, he failed

Now the question is not whether he can write. His abilities
in picking up pencils and pens and putting them to paper
cannot be denied. Actually, I've rarely seen anyone so
willing to put ideas on paper. The real question is:
``Should a man like that be given pencils and pens and
paper?" (Crane 243)

There is little more to be said about this man; this man has
little more to be said.


Crane, Irod. ``The Complications of Existential
Transcendence." {\em Life and Library}. Boston: Trash, 2004.



  • To make the hanging indent work, make sure there is a blank line between the last line of the bibliographic list and \stopworkscited.